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The Resource Gandhi and liberalism : Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil, Vinit Haksar

Gandhi and liberalism : Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil, Vinit Haksar

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Gandhi and liberalism : Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil
Title
Gandhi and liberalism
Title remainder
Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil
Statement of responsibility
Vinit Haksar
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the main themes running through Gandhi's life and work was the battle against evil. This book offers a fascinating reconstruction of Gandhi and the doctrine of Ahimsa or non-violence. Gandhi's moral perfectionism is contrasted with other forms of perfectionism, but the book stresses that Gandhi also offered a doctrine of the second best. Following Gandhi, the author argues that outward violence with compassion is intrinsically not as good as non-violence with compassion, but it is a second best that is sometimes a necessary evil in an imperfect world. The book provides an illuminating analysis of coercion, non-co-operation, civil disobedience and necessary evil, comparing Gandhi's ideas with that of some of the leading western moral, legal and political philosophers. Further, some of his important ideas are shown to have relevance for the working of the Indian Constitution. This book will be essential for scholars and researchers in moral, legal and political philosophy, Gandhi studies, political science and South Asian studies."--Provided by publisher
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Haksar, Vinit
Dewey number
954
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gandhi
  • Gandhi
  • Liberalism
  • Passive resistance
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Gandhi and liberalism : Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil, Vinit Haksar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Violence in a spirit of love: Gandhi and the limits of non-violence -- Necessary evil: justification, excuse or pardon? -- Indian secularism and religious accommodation: liberal balancing or diversity with harmony? -- Civil disobedience as a form of address -- Non-cooperation and coercion -- The right to civil disobedience -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn993958438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138106307
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993958438
Label
Gandhi and liberalism : Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil, Vinit Haksar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Violence in a spirit of love: Gandhi and the limits of non-violence -- Necessary evil: justification, excuse or pardon? -- Indian secularism and religious accommodation: liberal balancing or diversity with harmony? -- Civil disobedience as a form of address -- Non-cooperation and coercion -- The right to civil disobedience -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn993958438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138106307
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993958438

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